New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced a change in venues for the upcoming West Indies’ Tour of India on Saturday. The three ODIs will now be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, while the other three T20Is will be held at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
“The decision to limit the series to two venues instead of six as originally announced has been done to mitigate biosecurity risks by cutting down on travel and movement of the teams, match officials, broadcasters, and other stakeholders,” stated an official BCCI release.
Take a look at the revised schedule:
On January 19, ANI had reported that the upcoming series between India and West Indies will be played across just two venues Ahmedabad and Kolkata.
The series will kick start on February 6 and will end on February 20.
Meanwhile, BCCI secretary Jay Shah on Saturday confirmed that the IPL 2022 season will begin in the last week of March and the season will conclude in May.
“I am delighted to confirm that the 15th season of the IPL will start in the last week of March and will run until May end. A majority of the team owners expressed their wish that the tournament be held in India. The BCCI was always keen on staging the 2022 edition that will see two new teams – Ahmedabad and Lucknow – in India,” Shah said in an official statement.
“I can tell you that we will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that IPL stays in India. The BCCI has not compromised on the health and safety of its stakeholders in the past and will concurrently work on Plan B since the COVID-19 situation with new variants remains fluid. The mega IPL Auction will take place on February 12-13th and we will lock in venues before that,” he added.
With ANI Inputs.